Monthly Archives: September 2012

This week’s mail

Here’s the mail I have received and sent out this past week:

Incoming

My Mom was on vacation in France and sent me these four beautiful postcards πŸ˜€ Thanks! β™₯ They remind me of all the times I’ve been there with my family and now I want to go back!

Thanks also to my dear friends Beatriz (Spain), Emily (USA) and Dani (Germany) for the great postcard and letters I received this week! πŸ™‚

Outgoing

Some Postcrossing postcards…

…and a swap + birthday present. πŸ™‚

I haven’t written any letters this week but I’m planning on writing at least one today πŸ˜‰

Favorites of the Month: September

At the end of every month I show you my favorites of the month, things I used a lot, received or bought. I call it FOTM = Favorites of the Month

1. Postcrossing

This month I’ve spent a lot of time onΒ Postcrossing.com and I sent out lots of postcards. β™₯

2. Ink Joy pens

During the back to school sale at Walmart I bought these great pens that I use almost every day to write my letters and postcards. They’re called “Ink Joy” and they’re from Papermate. They came in a pack of 10, the colors are beautiful and writing with them is so much fun. πŸ™‚

3. USPS.com stamp shop

In September I’ve ordered stamps online from usps.com for the first time ever and I placed a second order yesterday. πŸ˜€ I know I could get all those pretty stamps at our local post office too but I like looking at all the stamps..calculating how many I need and order them at my own pace. At the post office it’s always hectic and busy and they don’t always have all the special stamps. So I pay $1.25 for the shipping but I get to enjoy stamp shopping. πŸ˜‰

4. My apple inbox

Perfect for this time of the year β™₯

5. My Montana postcards

I’ve spent an AMAZING vacation in Montana in August/September, visiting my penpal. We both love postcards and we bought tons of them..and all this month I’ve been looking at them over and over, remembering the great time I had in paradise. πŸ™‚

“Lovely Letters” – I’m in! Are you?

Good morning everyone πŸ™‚

I just came across “Lovely Letters”, a letter exchange project hosted by Kitty & Buck and Modern Buttercup. If you want to participate in this 4 letter exchange, you have to sign up before September 27th! So hurry! πŸ˜‰

Here’s how it works:

  • You need to commit to sending 4 letters over an 8 week period. We will assign partners and you will share letters back and forth for the duration of the project. Only sign up if you can commit to sending the 4 letters, nobody wants to miss out on receiving some lovely letters!
  • Each fortnight we will post a new project which will tell you the theme of that fortnight’s exchange.
  • At the end of the letter exchange, you have the option to take part in a package exchange too, just in time for Christmas! This part is optional, but so much fun!
  • The exchange is open internationally, we will try to pair you with someone in your area to keep postage costs to an absolute minimum for you.

Doesn’t that sound fun? You can find more info about the exchange here:Β http://www.kittyandbuck.com/2012/09/lovely-letters-introduction-and-sign-up.html

If you’re interested in signing up, hurry over to their site and fill out this form: Signup for Lovely Letters

I can’t wait to find out who’s going to be my letter partner!

Have fun! πŸ™‚

“Use nice stamps please!”

Last week I’ve received an email from someone who wants a postcard from me and he asked me to use nice stamps, not the “normal” ones.

Well, what are nice and what are normal stamps? πŸ˜‰ I think most of the stamps we can buy here in the US are nice. Of course some are nicer than others. For example the Pixar stamps…aren’t they cute?

These are the stamps I’m currently using for my mail:

The top left ones have Glacier National Park on them, which is a beautiful national park in Montana that I have visited a few weeks ago while visiting my penpal. πŸ™‚

I am also very looking forward to October, when these pretty Christmas stamps go on sale in the US:

Does your country sell pretty stamps? And what countries do you receive the prettiest stamps from? I think Asian countries always have very beautiful stamps. β™₯

Whenever I send out postcard swaps, I use what ever stamps I have at hand though. How about you? Do you buy extra pretty ones for the people who request them? I’m not sure what to think about those stamp requests…

New inbox

The other day I went shopping with my sister and I was happy to see all the beautiful fall decorations in the stores. I also found this pretty little basket in the shape of an apple. I bought it without knowing what to use it for cause I just liked it so much.

When I got home I put it down next to the pile of letters I have to answer…and the rest is history. πŸ˜‰

How do you like my new inbox? I LOVE it! The basket is not just pretty…it’s useful too πŸ™‚

Blackberry likes it too πŸ˜‰